We’re excited to report some great news from the Suding Lab this week!

First, big congratulations to Suding Lab member Loralee Larios who was selected for the National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology!

Loralee will be using the fellowship to study small mammal granivory and herbivory in relation to grassland plant community assembly. In particular, she will test whether the traits that increase a plant’s susceptibility¬†to granivory and herbivory also influence the outcome of resource competition between plants, and how these interactions shape community composition across resource gradients.


Further congratulations are due to Suding lab member Lauren Hallett, who was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant!
Lauren was also selected for the Decagon Devices GA Harris Research Instrumentation Fellowship.
This support will be used for Lauren’s investigation of compensatory dynamics in California grassland plant communities.


Last but not least, Suding lab member Dylan Chapple was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Dylan will be studying the impacts of landscape and local factors on seed dispersal and plant community structure in tidal marsh communities in the San Francisco Bay.